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Amarillo – 1 Killed Following a Crash on 3rd Avenue and Grant Street

Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 5:49 am    

The Amarillo Police Department is conducting an investigation about a fatal vehicle collision on Third Avenue last Saturday evening.

According to initial reports, the incident happened just after 7:00 p.m. at the underpass at southeast 3rd Avenue near Arthur Street. A 2008 Can Am Spyder was seen heading west on the roadway when, for yet unknown reasons, it disregarded a large road closed sign and struck a crossing arm. The force of the impact left the driver of the vehicle with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead by emergency crews who responded to the scene.

The victim was later identified as 53-year-old Anthony Wayne Norton of Amarillo. He was wearing a helmet during the time of the accident.

Based on a preliminary investigation, speed may have played a role in the collision. The incident remains under investigation by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department.

We believe that when someone loses a loved one from a car accident, they do not only suffer emotionally but financially as well. If you or your loved one is a victim of a car accident caused by wrongful actions or due to negligence, you may have the right to file for legal claims. Most of the time, families who are left behind after a tragic loss are not aware of their rights and the legal processes needed to obtain fair and just compensation. In times like this, you would need a professional who can provide you with all the support you need as you go through this difficult time. Talk to your personal injury or car accident lawyer for assistance.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.


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